Cambodia jails Swiss paedophile
- Published: 14 Sep 2012 at 19.34
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PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian court on Friday jailed an 81-year-old Swiss man for having paid sex with a 13-year-old boy, his lawyer and a child rights group said.
Hugo Leuthold, who had already been jailed once in Cambodia on similar charges, was arrested in Phnom Penh in March."The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced him to five years' imprisonment and ordered that he be expelled from the country after serving the sentence," Leuthold's lawyer Dun Vibol told AFP, adding his client denied the charges and would appeal the sentence.The rights group Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) said it was Leuthold's second conviction for child sex crimes in Cambodia after he was given two years for sexually abusing four boys, aged between 11 and 13, in 2010.He served only 10 months in jail, APLE said, adding there were no details as to...
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